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“Beautiful Cathedral”

Notre Dame Cathedral
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Private Tour to Bayeux, Honfleur and Pays d' Auge from Bayeux
Ranked #4 of 34 things to do in Bayeux
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The cathedral of Notre-Dame in Bayeux is an impressive building, a mix of Romanesque in the 11th century crypt and glorious Gothic in the 13th-century nave. In the 11th century after the Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066, ties with England were strong. You'll see a reference to the turbulent past above the south transept portal where sculpted scenes show the life of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury who was assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral on the orders of King Henry II of England. The Bayeux Tapestry was kept here from the 11th to the 18th centuries, probably displayed for the first time on the day the cathedral was consecrated in 1077 in the presence of William the Conqueror.
Virginia Beach, VA
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“Beautiful Cathedral”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This Cathedral has very beautiful stained glass windows and architecture. It's a lovely place to walk through and meditate. My kids enjoyed it immensely as well as myself.

Visited October 2013
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“Cathedral Notre Dame de Bayeux”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

History lives in this spectacular cathedral located across the street from the Tapestry. Not to be missed along the Tapestry located right across the street.

Visited April 2013
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Orange, California
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Don't miss this beautiful Romanesque, Gothic cathedral. It is almost as big as Notre Dame, Paris. We particularly enjoyed the information panels on the sides of the church. Look for the devil faces on the right side. Scary!

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Not to miss in Bayeux”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This cathedral is a fore-runner of the great French Gothic cathedrals. Sure, there are a thousand Gothic cathedrals in France, but this one is where William the Conqueror actually went to Mass. i.e. pre 1066.

Visited July 2013
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Patchogue, New York
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“Beautiful especially light up at night”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We were fortunate to stay in a guesthouse - Tour Louise where our room had an excellent view of the cathedral. At night it was spectacular. Beautiful cathedral inside & out.

Visited September 2013
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